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Burundi: Further information on prisoner of conscience / fear of torture or ill-treatment / harassment/ intimidation: Gabriel Rufyiri (m)

, Index number: AFR 16/001/2007

Anti-corruption activist Gabriel Rufyiri was provisionally released on 12 December. He is still however charged with "defamation" ("imputations dommageables") for which he faces up to a year in prison if convicted. The charge of "defamation" arose from allegations of government corruption voiced by Gabriel Rufyiri.

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